A farcical end to a national league football game at Croke Park sees Dublin take to the field with no opposition.

The national league football quarter final between Dublin and Cork ended in a shambles leaving supporters and the players bemused.

An exciting end to the game at Croke Park meant that Cork and Dublin finished level. With time almost up Cork were awarded a penalty which Niall Cahalane scored to put his team ahead by a point. Dublin launched one last attack from which Barney Rock kicked a point to leave the teams level Dublin 0-10 Cork 1-07 as the final whistle blew.

Extra time was announced over the public address system. After 15 minutes only the Dublin team emerged. Referee Michael Greenan threw the ball in and Barney Rock scored against no opposition giving Dublin victory.

It emerged later that the Cork management had refused to allow their team to take to the pitch for extra time. 

Dublin played Cork on 5 April 1987.  

Highlights from the game are taken here from 'Sports Special' broadcast on 6 April 1987. The commentator is Ger Canning.